Maybe these guys can help her out:
Somebody supplied that yacht - why not a solar plane? And it's not like she's going to miss any school!Flying Around the World in a Solar Powered Plane
The journey took a very long time—505 days to fly 26,000 miles (42,000 km) at an average speed of about 45 mph (70 kph)—but pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg successfully landed the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, after flying around the world using only the power of the Sun. Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered aircraft equipped with more than 17,000 solar cells that weighs only 2.4 tons with a wingspan of 235 ft (72 m). Technical challenges, poor flying conditions, and a delicate aircraft all contributed to the slow pace. Gathered here are images from the record-setting circumnavigation, undertaken to help focus the world’s efforts to develop renewable energy sources.
Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg successfully landed the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, after flying around the world using only the power of the Sun.www.theatlantic.com
Maybe not the best time of year for a solar plane ride over the Atlantic. How about under it? Nuclear submarines are carbon free (if you don't count what's being exhaled/eliminated by the human operators)!the weather is already nuts out there.
A nuclear submarine is a submarine powered by a nuclear reactor. The performance advantages of nuclear submarines over "conventional" (typically diesel-electric) submarines are considerable. Nuclear propulsion, being completely independent of air, frees the submarine from the need to surface frequently, as is necessary for conventional submarines. The large amount of power generated by a nuclear reactor allows nuclear submarines to operate at high speed for long periods of time; and the long interval between refuelings grants a range virtually unlimited, making the only limits on voyage times being imposed by such factors as the need to restock food or other consumables.
Current generations of nuclear submarines never need to be refueled throughout their 25-year lifespans. Conversely, the limited power stored in electric batteries means that even the most advanced conventional submarine can only remain submerged for a few days at slow speed, and only a few hours at top speed, though recent advances in air-independent propulsion have somewhat ameliorated this disadvantage. The high cost of nuclear technology means that relatively few states have fielded nuclear submarines. Some of the most serious nuclear and radiation accidents ever to occur have involved Soviet nuclear submarine mishaps.
As we can see in the tweet below, it was rough on Wednesday. If nothing else, she gets some life experience in a hurry, if that will help?
Greta is not the youngest, it looks like they have a baby on board. Apart from Greta, is it time to learn something about sailing, signs and times considered? In this thread we are maybe talking about ice breakers.We’re Riley and Elayna, an Australian couple documenting our journey traveling the world by sail despite no previous sailing experience. We’ve been filming it all on YouTube since 2014. We’ve crossed the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific, and are now raising our boy Lenny on our boat as well.
We’ve suffered terrifying storms, pirate scares, financial breakdowns, equipment failures, water shortages, and other interesting mishaps but we wouldn’t trade living on the Sea and going where the wind takes us for anything.
And from the following BOAT LIFE: The Exhaustion sets in.. 5 Days at Sea. Ep. 223 | Sailing La Vagabonde I guess she might have the opportunity to be helpful by helping to clean and cook.Greta is not the youngest, it looks like they have a baby on board.
The forecast isn't too bad and these people who sail the boat have experience, though not that many small boats cross this time of the year.
Things are about to change in the coming days.The forecast isn't too bad and these people who sail the boat have experience
Central Ohio local forecast temps range from highest, Thurs. Nov. 21 > 55/43 to lowest, Mon. Dec. 2 > 37/27Scientists Are Predicting Polar Vortex To Bring Big Freeze And Coldest Winter For Five Years : ( ”People Should Be Prepared For a Real Flagstaff Winter” )
The polar vortex is headed toward the US, expected to bring record-breaking cold to the Northeast, upper Midwest, and Great Lakes by this week. It’s so cold that it could give people frostbite in just 5 minutes.
Each year, a pocket of frigid air — the polar vortex — forms over the Arctic, and it usually stays north of the US. But some of it has broken off and is traveling south where it will hit the hardest in Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan, causing temperatures to plummet by as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit below normal.
The National Weather Service tweeted that windchill will be the coldest since the mid-1990s for some regions.
Some regions are already starting to see record-breaking cold. International Falls, Minnesota hit -46 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, its fifth-lowest temperature on record. And the weather service in Des Moines, Iowa stated: “This is the coldest air many of us will have ever experienced.”
The worst of the storm is expected to hit from Tuesday through Thursday and is forecast to dwindle by Friday. So bundle up because “brutal cold is coming.”
Health officials have issued a desperate plea to the public, urging them to wrap up warm and turn to pharmacies at the first sign of illness, amid “enormous pressure” on casualty departments. Forecasts suggest could be facing the coldest winter for five years, with average minimum temperatures.
Research has also shown that people with conditions such as heart disease, lung problems including asthma, and dementia are much more likely to die in winter.
The Netherlands experienced its coldest Oct 6th this year since measurements began (9.6 degrees Celsius as opposed to 10.1 from 1961), and it's getting colder.Things are about to change in the coming days. [...] The cold drop persists in France, tending to gradually diminish.
Ouch! I hope people keep warm/wear layers!The polar vortex is headed toward the US, expected to bring record-breaking cold to the Northeast, upper Midwest, and Great Lakes by this week. It’s so cold that it could give people frostbite in just 5 minutes.
During the late 1700s, the ground froze to a depth of 2 feet according to John Adams. When John Adams set out to travel to Philadelphia, it was bitterly cold and there was a foot or more of snow that covered the landscape that had blanketed Massachusetts from one end of the province to the other. Beneath the snow, after weeks of severe cold, the ground was frozen solid to a depth of two feet. Packed ice in the road made the journey very hazardous.
I decided to follow the boat across to see what would happen. Now that they are pretty close to Portugal it is time to write. Leaving Greta and the climate politics aside, I found the boat crew made skillful use of various pressure systems and dodged a storm passing in front of them while capitalizing on the good winds following it. Sailing today is very different from sailing before advanced weather forecasting and satellite updates were available. Sure, they have seen quite strong winds like 30 knots average, especially in the beginning, and average wave heights up to about 4 meters, but generally both have been lower. The boat they have looks like a catamaran type which should give more stability considering:Anyone crossing the Atlantic within such a nutshell, especially at this time of the year, is simply foolish and asking for trouble. The great ocean is certainly not something to take lightly in any shape, form or fashion. I think there is a lot to the notion, that if you don't approach natural phenomena like the oceans with the due respect and caution they deserve, you ask for big trouble. Heck, I've already a lot of respect and awe when confronted with relatively small waves at the beach. The ocean is breathtakingly awesome but at the same time breathtakingly dangerous and formidable. Greta and company don't strike me as the most aware and caring people in that respect.
From Sailing La Vagabonde | A Few Words Behind The Movies this is the present position:Catamarans typically have less hull volume, smaller displacement, and shallower draft (draught) than monohulls of comparable length. The two hulls combined also often have a smaller hydrodynamic resistance than comparable monohulls, requiring less propulsive power from either sails or motors. The catamaran's wider stance on the water can reduce both heeling and wave-induced motion, as compared with a monohull, and can give reduced wakes.